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eqko

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Unattended Install to 2 3ds Max versions
« on: November 06, 2019, 09:45:17 AM »
So I'm trying to move over to 3ds Max 2020.
Therefor, I need to roll out and deploy the 2020 versions of Forest & Railclone.

Once I do that though, the plugins for 2019 are removed, which I need for the transitional period from one version to the next.

this is the command I use with the deployment (using Emco Remote Installer)
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/S /MAXVER=max2020-64 /MAXDIR="C:\Program Files\Autodesk\3ds Max 2020\"/LICMODE=network /LICHOST=alias.domain.local
Even if I do
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MAXVER=max2019-64,max2020-64they get removed (instead of updating the 2019 plugins)

I seem to recall that this didn't happen with previous versions if I had seperate deployment packages for different maxversions.
So I had Railclone 3.0.x installed with 2018, I would deploy 3.2.x for 2019 and they would both coexist (eventhough add/remove programs would only show one installed version)

I must be doing something wrong, but I can't figure out what.

Any help would be greatly appreciated as it ground our move to 2020 to a halt.
I prefer not to manually update 36 rendernodes + 40 workstations if I can help it.
« Last Edit: November 06, 2019, 12:01:13 PM by eqko »

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Re: Unattended Install to 2 3ds Max versions
« Reply #1 on: November 07, 2019, 11:58:20 AM »
There is no unattended option to upgrade only one version of 3ds Max that You have with standard installation.


Apologies for that.
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Re: Unattended Install to 2 3ds Max versions
« Reply #2 on: November 07, 2019, 12:08:07 PM »
well, I wouldn't necessarily mind if the 2019 plugins got updated as well,
but that doesn't appear to work either ?

So, can I deploy Forest & railclone and install them for both 2019 & 2020 ?

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Re: Unattended Install to 2 3ds Max versions
« Reply #3 on: November 07, 2019, 12:28:28 PM »
Running commandline two times with different settings seems to work correctly:

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Re: Unattended Install to 2 3ds Max versions
« Reply #4 on: November 07, 2019, 12:48:38 PM »
ok, thank you so much for confirming.

I'll test it out over here see what happens if I upgrade 2019 first then deploy the 2020 version.

thanks again.

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Re: Unattended Install to 2 3ds Max versions
« Reply #5 on: November 08, 2019, 01:38:03 PM »
I just want to confirm that if I upgrade the 2019 plugins, the deployment of the 202 plugins won't remove them and I have Railclone / forest
in both max versions.

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Re: Unattended Install to 2 3ds Max versions
« Reply #6 on: December 20, 2019, 05:00:10 PM »
There is no unattended option to upgrade only one version of 3ds Max that You have with standard installation.
Apologies for that.

Just out of curriosity, are there any plans to 'update' Unattended install to solve this ? Can we put this on the table ? I can imagine there are companies
with even more machines than our 35 rendernodes/30 workstations office that would want to update just 1 version without the other getting deinstalled ?
« Last Edit: December 20, 2019, 05:01:59 PM by eqko »

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Re: Unattended Install to 2 3ds Max versions
« Reply #7 on: December 22, 2019, 10:28:57 AM »
No plans for this. This is meant only for special cases to help troubleshoot the issues. We do not recommend to leave this configuration in production environment.
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